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Massachusetts whitewater, Walker Brook

Berkshire Hampden county, 3.5 miles West of Chester on Route 20 to Chester section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     3.5 miles
  The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master in this state than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers in this state are less demanding. The starting point is not too far from Pittsfield, as you can see on the road map further down. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the 3.5 miles West of Chester on Route 20 to Chester section is one of them.
    This is a pretty short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because
these hotels fill up quick. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The scenic beauty of Massachusetts and the cool fresh water have people coming here. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are lots of good rivers for that around here. The 3.5 miles West of Chester on Route 20 to Chester stretch of Walker Brook in Berkshire/ Hampden County is 3.5  
miles long and has been rated as a class IV section by American Whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Walker Brook you can take a hike along the Spring Trail, and pretty scenery and delightful skiing is what you get at Blandford. If the weather is great here at Walker Brook, you can go for a hike along the Richard Trail, and Walker Brook is not far at all from Chester. This river is a wonderful place to visit. Places like Chester-Blandford State Forest are good to have a look at; Tolland State Forest is a tremendous site. For the period of the warm months here at Walker Brook, high temperatures mostly reach the 80's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 50's.

Walker Brook, 3.5 miles West of Chester on Route 20 to Chester road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Walker Brook.
 Whitewater Near Walker Brook:
Walker Brook, Berkshire/ Hampden County, 0 miles away
      Class IV - 3.5 miles long (3.5 miles West of Chester on Route 20 to Chester)
Westfield River - West Branch, Berkshire / Hampshire County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Chester to Huntington)
Westfield River - Middle Branch, Hampshire / Hampden County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 7 miles long (River Road to Littleville Dam)
Westfield River - West Branch, Berkshire Hampshire County, 7 miles away
      Class III-IV - 9.5 miles long (Becket to Chester)
Farmington River - West Branch, Berkshire/ Hampden County, 7 miles away
      Class II - 5 miles long (Upper Upper New Boston)
Fall River, Berkshire County, 8 miles away
      Class V - 0.9 miles long (Otis Reservoir to Farmington River)
Westfield River, Hampden County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 4 miles long (Huntington to Russell)
Westfield River - North Branch, Hampshire/ Hampden County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 5.2 miles long (Knightsville Dam to Huntington)
Farmington River - West Branch, Berkshire/ Hampden County, 9 miles away
      Class III-IV - 3 miles long (Upper New Boston)
Westfield River - North Branch, Hampshire/Hampden County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 9.2 miles long (Chesterfield Gorge to Knightsville Dam)
 Ski Areas Near Walker Brook:
Blandford, Massachusetts , 7 miles away, 465 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Otis Ridge, Massachusetts , 9 miles away, 400 foot drop, 5 lifts, 11 runs
Berkshire East, Massachusetts , 19 miles away, 1180 foot drop, 5 lifts, 45 runs
Ski Sundown, Connecticut , 20 miles away, 625 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
Bousquet, Massachusetts , 21 miles away, 750 foot drop, 5 lifts, 10 runs
Ski Butternut, Massachusetts , 23 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 10 lifts, 22 runs
Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts , 25 miles away, 1150 foot drop, 9 lifts, 45 runs
Mohawk Mountain, Connecticut , 32 miles away, 640 foot drop, 6 lifts, 24 runs
Haystack, Vermont , 34 miles away, 1160 foot drop, 23 lifts, 145 runs
Catamount, Massachusetts , 34 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 7 lifts, 29 runs
 Marinas Near Walker Brook:
T & C Marina, East Otis , 6 miles away
J and D Marina, Otis , 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Walker Brook:
Pilgrim Inn, Lee , 18 miles away
Super 8 Lee/Berkshires/Outlet Area, Lee , 18 miles away
Econo Lodge Pittsfield, Pittsfield , 18 miles away
Chambery Inn, Lee , 18 miles away
Quality Inn Westfield - Springfield, Westfield , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Walker Brook:
Walker Island Camping, Chester, 0 miles away
Bonny Rigg Camping Club, Chester, 0 miles away
Beartown State Forest, Monterey, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Walker Brook:
Spring Trail, Hampden , 10 miles away
Richard Trail, Hampden , 12 miles away
County Road Trail, Hampden , 12 miles away
Link Trail, Hampden , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Walker Brook:
Chester-Blandford State Forest, Massachusetts , 3 miles away
Tolland State Forest, Massachusetts , 8 miles away
Gardner State Park, Massachusetts , 9 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Walker Brook:
Brae Burn Country Club, Newton Lower Falls , 10 miles away
Bass Ridge Country Club, Hinsdale , 12 miles away
Wahconah Country Club, Dalton , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Walker Brook
Ashmere Lake, Berkshire , 10 miles away
Springfield Water Works Intake Reservoir, Hampden , 12 miles away
Lemanquais Pond, Litchfield , 14 miles away

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